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Basil-Parmesan Angel Hair

"I've given this recipe to many people and they all love how quick and simple it is," says San Diego, California's Barbara Dorsett. Try the delightful pasta alongside your favorite main course.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel hair pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can (12 ounces) fat-free evaporated milk
  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Additional fresh basil
  • 12 lemon slices


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to the pan. Add oil; toss to coat. Add the milk, cheese, onions, basil, lemon zest, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Sprinkle with additional basil. Serve with lemon.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 203 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • homemadewithlove
    Apr 1, 2015

    I love lemon peel so this recipe appealed to me. Made for family and even used gluten free pasta with great results.

  • cbenne12
    Apr 18, 2014

    Amazing!! All we did differently was add shallots instead of green onions.

  • DWare5883
    May 14, 2013

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  • sls777
    Apr 16, 2013

    The fresh basil and grated lemon peel really made the difference. It was light, and very flavorful. One hint, when you drain the pasta to add the remaining ingredients, keep it off the heat. Otherwise It will get sticky and try to dry out.

  • MRPinter
    Apr 13, 2013

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  • weather_girl
    Oct 12, 2012

    My husband and I had this with chicken piccata and homemade garlic bread. It was very good! I will definitely be making this again.

  • kgburgess
    Feb 19, 2012

    This pasta dish was excellent! I used dried basil instead of fresh (4 tsp.), and it came out great! My husband and 12 year old son both said they really liked it a lot. It makes a lot, too. Very yummy. I served it with a pork roast and gravy, but I think we'll use up the leftovers with chicken. I think it would go with just about anything!

  • kelloggt1
    Jun 22, 2010

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  • nrctermite
    May 9, 2010

    I had to change this recipe a little b/c I didn't have lemons, but I did have oranges :) Still delicious!